Dental Implants

A Dental Implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as anorthodontic anchor. The basis for modern dental implants is a biologic process called osseointegration where materials, such as titanium, form an intimate bond to bone, the implant fixture is first placed, so that it is likely to osseointegrated, then a dental prosthetic is added. A variable amount of healing time is required for osseointegration before either the dental prosthetic is attached to the dental implant or an abutment is place which will hold a dental prosthetic.

Planning the position and number of implants is key to the long-term health of the prosthetic since biomechanical forces created during chewing can be significant. The position of implants is determined by the position and angle of adjacent teeth, lab stimulations or by using computed tomography with CDA / CAM stimulations and surgical guides’ stents.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Better S.E.L.F. (Speak better, Eat better, Look better, Feel better)

Improved self-esteem and increase quality of life

No need to trim the adjacent teeth to form the conventional bridge

Improve speech as compared to having dentures

Improved comfort relative to removable dentures

Prevent further loss of teeth and bone support

Improved and younger, natural appearance

Improved Oral hygiene

Implants are very durable

No slipping, sliding, clicking dentures or worrying about yours dentures popping out in embarrassing situations

Types of dental Implants

There are two basic types of implants available at our clinic. In particular cases, conventional or immediate implants may be followed by immediate loading of crowns & bridges known as immediate loaded implants.

Conventional Implants:
They are applicable to almost anyone who is looking to replace one, multiple, all missing teeth with a permanent restoration solution. Conventional Implants are done in 2 stages normally in 2 trips about 3 to 6 months. It may be done in most types of bone conditions.

Immediate Implants:
Also known as one day or same day implants. This is the case whereby dental implants is placed during the same time after teeth are extracted. Crown, bridge, dentures may or may not be placed on during same trip depending on whether immediate loaded implants may be done. This option is recommended only for cases with good jaw bone conditions.

Immediate Loaded implants:
Immediate loaded implants are whereby permanent or temporary crowns, bridges or dentures are placed during the same trip when the dental implants posts is embedded in jaws. It may follow after conventional implants or immediate implants. Immediate loaded implants are normally recommended only for cases with good jawbone conditions.

Dental Implants Restoration Types

Single Tooth Missing
It consists of three parts. Namely, the implant post which replaces the root, the abutment which will support the crown and the prosthetic crown itself. The crown is either cemented onto the abutment or held in place with a screw. A single tooth implant with crown is one of the best permanent restorations.

Multiple Teeth Missing
If multiple teeth are missing in different parts of the mouth, several single tooth implants are good replacement restorations. This solution includes having implant fixed bridges done.

All Teeth Missing
We, at MMSDC – strongly believe that all our patients deserve fixed teeth. When all teeth are missing or in a condition that all teeth need to be replaced, there is need for full arch implant reconstruction All-on-4, All-on-6 or All-on-8.